We’ve got the tools to take you there.
Satellite technology creates new commercial opportunities, all the way from scientific research to telecommunications and retail. And they are already here, shaping the way we navigate, communicate and understand our planet in new ways. They are capable of for example observing the Arctic and Antarctic regions, previously reachable only by expensive traditional satellites.
Mission: Hello World
“The technology shouldn’t be scary,” we said when we started exploring robotics. Now we’re doing the same thing with satellites.
We’re launching Finland’s first commercially built satellite, Reaktor Hello World, in the late 2017. The goal is not only to learn about the process and experiment with the software, but also to share the key learnings with everyone.
Our own satellite, Hello World, is built by Reaktor Space Lab.Reaktor Space Lab
Reach out to Space
Today, it’s possible to send satellites into orbit fairly quickly and efficiently. With advances in the hardware technology, including lightweight nanosatellites such as CubeSat, space technology has effectively expanded from research into the realm of businesses and the public. The change has been rapid: by the end of 2016, there were over 600 nanosatellites already in orbit.
At Reaktor, we always want to experiment with new technologies. In the past we’ve done this with for example 3D printing, robotics and software – and now we’re putting all of this together and reaching out to space. The opportunity we face is massive: with the use of satellite technology, we can effectively solve existing business challenges and expand into new business models.
To make this happen, we work closely with research bodies such as Aalto University and the Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT, as well as with companies operating in the aerospace sector, such as Vaisala and Space Systems Finland.